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Ongoing Development

Our program statement is a living document and is reviewed at least annually by our team. At HCDC we believe that “by involving ourselves in a constant inquiry into what we believe… we will be on a journey of getting to be better and better as teachers all the time” (Callaghan – as cited in HDLH, p.13). Critical reflections, learning and growth are important to our staff to provide a high quality program.

We strive to continuously improve to create meaningful contexts for the children, their families and the community as a whole. As educators, we engage with one another in critical reflection as a means to question theory, practice, discuss ideas, share learning and engage in collaborative inquiry. It is through this process that we honour the openness and flexibility of the staff. This takes place at our staff meetings and team meetings, as well as brainstorming opportunities throughout the year.